Anti-semitic Demonstrations Held in Buenos Aires by Banned Groups

Two anti-Semitic demonstrations one by Tacuara and Guardia Restauradora Nacionalista, the other by a group calling itself the Federation of Arab Entities, were staged here yesterday, publicly proclaiming hostility against Jews in general and against Israel.

While both Tacuara and the GRN are officially banned by the Government, the two ultra-right organizations joined before the monument to General San Martin, the Argentine national here, in a rally directed “against Freemasonry, Communism and Judaism.” Guarded by youths wearing brown shirts reminiscent of the uniforms of the Hitler Jugent, the principal speaker, Tacuara leader Guillermo MacGreen, announced initiation of an anti-Semitic, anti-democratic drive, threatening: “Our next gathering will be with arms.”

Meanwhile, the Federation of Arab Entities, at a separate meeting, said it was commemorating the 17th anniversary of “the ousting of the Arabs from Palestine.” Among the speakers were two members of Parliament, Carlos Cornejo Linares and Isias Nougues, who participated in a ceremony commemorating “the genocide in which hundreds of Arabs lost their lives.” Another speaker was the Rev. Msgr. Elias Andraos, an anti-Semitic priest. Attacking Zionism, he stated: “After having crucified Jesus, the Israeli people have no mission in Palestine. They must abandon that land.”

NEXT STORY